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. brooke baldwin continues with cnn newsroom. >>> tonight, cnn holds a town hall on guns in america. you are about to get a preview of the questions everyone is asking. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >> please make the right decision on behalf of newtown. >> a doctor who tried to save lives after the sandy hook massacre joins parents to beg for change. plus, cash, prostitutes and a raid. a powerful senator facing serious accusations involving sex. and live during this hour, beyonce and the saga over her lip synching. her super bowl news conference. >> here we go with thursday. i'm brooke baldwin. a manhunt in texas after a person dedicated to fighting crime becomes the victim of a shooting. the prosecutor was fatally shot outside this courthouse here. this is kaufman, texas. to give you the lay of the land, this is about 30 miles southeast of dallas. the search is on right now for two gunmen. cnn is tracking the developments here on this one and let's start from scratch with me. what do we know? >> the kaufman county sheriff's office told us the assistant district attorney was gunn
>>> is 5 p.m. on the east coast, 2 p.m. out west. welcome to the cnn newsroom, i'm martin savidge in for frederiri whitfie whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you, we are glad to sigh. here are the stories making news now. >>> a show of defiance today from syrian president, bashar al assad. in front of his supporters, the syrian leader gave his first public speech since june and effectively thumbed his nose at the international community, insisting his vision of syria's future will lead the country out of crisis. al assad also refused to work with the opposition, calling them "enemies of god who will go to hell." al assad has lost all legitimacy and he has to step down, the state department says. >>> search is on right now for famed fashion director vittorio missoni. he, his wife and four others were on a plane that disappeared off the coast of venezuela this weekend. he helps lead a fashion empire worth millions of dollars. >>> as you drone attack killed 17 suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region today that strike near the afghan border injured three, according to
. sources tell cnn that president obama will announce that chuck hagel is his nominee for secretary of defense. hagel has his share of critics, even within his own party. we'll have more on his expected nomination a few moments away. >> president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. the first legislative action. some were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote on a much larger aid bill. sandy devastated parts of the northeast two months ago. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion aid package on january 15th. >> half of the residents of long beach, new york, remain homeless and still came out to say good-bye to a landmark. thousands witnessed the start of the demolition of the two-mile long brdwalk, damaged beyond repair by sandy. it will cost an estimated $25 million. the new bored walk should be ready in time for summer. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a woman in india will appear in court. the five are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. they will appear in a fast-track court d
. does it for me here. check out the latest interviews. cnn.com/brooke. now, wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deadly weather. a thousand mile long of dangerous storms and tornadoes stretching from the gulf coast to new england. >>> also, he listened to his wife's impassioned plea for gun control and then spent hours answering senators' questions. mark kelly joins us this hour live in "the situation room." >>> plus, the mother of an american woman making her very first visit overseas and vanished in turkey. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room": >>> we begin with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortun
phenomenon. much, much more. we welcome rachel nichols in the cnn bleacher report at 4:00 eastern saturday afternoon. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck w
watching on our blog @cnn.com/yourmoney. i'll tweet it out, as well. thank you for joining the conversation this week on "your money." we're here every saturday at 1 p.m. eastern and sunday at 3:00 p.m. eastern. tweet me, high handle is @alivelshi and have a great is @alivelshi and have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it is 4 p.m. in the east 1 p.m. on the west coast, i'm martin savage in for fredricka whitfield. thank you very much for joining us it is great to be with you. these are the top stories we are following now in the cnn newsroom. >>> cnn has learned that president obama has nominated chuck hagel to be defense secretary to the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill more than a decade but his confirmation process won't be smooth sailing. athena jones is at the white house. and athena, hageling anered some lawmakers, especially because of the positions he has taken on middle east issues. what has he done that could cause challenges, say, for him here? were vernely has proven to be a controversial figure, even though'
the nomination. there's a vacancy at the cia since general david petraeus stepped down. a source tells cnn a short list includes counter terrorism and homeland security adviser john brennan as well as acting cia director michael mother el, the man wearing the red tie in the video. >>> the attorney for one of the two ohio teenagers charged with rape wants a judge to postpone and move his clients trial. the 16-year-old high school football players are charged with sexually assaulting a girl last summer. the alleged attack took place at several parties over the course of the night. adam told cnn he wants the case moved out of steubenville. >> given its publicity and what we perceive as threats to individuals, perhaps witnesses and also defendants and defense council, we're concerned about safety issues at this point. secondly i'm concerned about whether or not the kid should be tried in this area. perhaps the fact that it is in the steubenville area is it's going to prohibit certain people from wanting to come forward and testify. >> he said his client would file similar motions. last night i
. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." >>> tragic news out of brazil. at least 233 people have died in an early morning fire in a crowded nightclub in the city of santa maria. college students were jammed inside celebrating the end of their summer vacation when the blaze broke out about 2:00 in the morning. let's go to rafael romo with the latest. rafael, how did this fire start? >> there was a concert and part of the concert included using pyrotechnics and apparently part of the initial investigation points to the fact that it might have been started that way. there was insulation, there was foam insulation on the ceiling and that might have been a possibility. now the problem is that the place was grossry clouded. authorities say it was built for about 1,000 people and there were more than 2,000 there. when the fire started with dense smoke and flames, people were frantically trying to get out of the place and that's when the problem became worse, miguel. >> rafael. many of the dead found in the bathrooms there. why was that the case? >> it was impossible for
a strong column on cnn.com. >> thank you. >> we have stacked the deck against ourselves even when we create a fiscal cliff as a way to force real, meaningful action, we choose to fail because in an odd way, failure is much easier to explain. just blame the other guy. success, on the other hand, comes with responsibility and no one wants that. so where do we end up going from here? >> well, that's the problem. we all want someone to blame, which is what we're doing here. and so republicans, you can blame them for their intrans ji dense on taxes, um blame the democrats for not doing any entitlement reform deduction. i believe you can blame the president for playing small ball when he should be playing a larger game there and maybe he will down the road. but if you actually succeed and were to do a big package and were to do tax reform, as people say they want to do, then you'd have to take responsibility for that. then you'd have to go home to the voters and say, i made the tough decisions. you might not like them but please vote for me again and members of congress are sort of afraid to do t
watching on our bl blog@cnn.com/your money. i'll tweet it out, as well. thank you for joining the conversation this week on "your money." we're here every saturday at 189 p.m. eastern and sunday at 3:00 p.m. eastern. tweet me, high handle is @ali velshi and have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good afternoon. i'm martin savidge. thank you very much for joining us this hour here in the "cnn newsroom." hugo chavez is fighting for his health interesting way of putting it according to venezuelan officials. the 5-year-old leader has a severe lung infection. his fragile health has a lot of people wondering whether he will be able to go through with his inauguration next week. moments ago, venezuelan lawmakers elect elected a president of that country's national assembly. joining me is senior latin affairs editor rafael romo. this national assembly election is really crucial. tell me about it. >> it is crucial because it ensures continuity. those people who are loyal to president chavez at least have the certainty that whatever happens and there are two pos
on inside that theater during the shooting rampage back in july. cnn's casey wian is live. >> reporter: good morning. it's been six months since james holmes allegedly gunned down dozens of people killing 12 in a colorado movie theater. even today, the sights and sounds of that day are both chaotic and disturbing. aurora, colorado, just after midnight july 20th, 2012. >> 315 and 314, first shooting at century theaters. >> he came down with his gun in my face. he was about three feet away from me at that point. in that instant, i didn't know what to do. i was honestly terrified. >> right by the exit. just firing away. he's not aiming at a specific person, he's just aiming everywhere trying to hit as many people as he can. >> i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door of theater nine, now. >> just got to get out. just got to get out the door. just get my kids out of here. >> suspect is going to be a male, unknown race. black camo outside outfit believed to be wearing a vest, gas mask, and multiple long guns. >> reporter: that suspect, 25-year-old james holmes, is charged with kill
's the big picture goal? in an interview with cnn's erin burnett in afghanistan, defense secretary said terrorists have to be defeated, not decimated. >> i think that you can reach a point where you so significantly weaken al qaeda that, you know, although there may be a few people around, they won't be able to be conduct the operations that they've conducted in the past. >> chris lawrence joins us the pentagon. good to see you, chris. former senator chuck hagel, of course, just nominated for secretary of defense, he would be part of this pull-out. he's a guy that was not in favor of the troop surge, has a controversial side to him in that regard. what do we expect from him? >> reporter: basically, michael, wasn't in favor of the surge in iraq, not quite so critical of the surge in afghanistan. it's a big difference. on the surge in iraq, he called it one of the biggest foren policy blunders since vietnam. chuck hagel was part of the planning for the afghanistan surge under president obama. he consulted with the president's national security adviser and when he gave a speech shortly aft
with them as well. a quick reminder, you can always check out any interviews on this show at cnn.com/brooke. and now wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thank you very much. dramatic new developments in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all si
" question. cnn "newsroom" continues right now. >>> thank you so much. happy new year to you, my friend. nice to see your shining face. hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. one, a vietnam war hero and two-term gop senator and the other, a veteran of the spy war who is found a niche in west wing politics. two hours from now, chuck hagel seen here on the left and john brennan seen there at the podium on the right, they're going to stand with president obama at the white house to accept his nomination for defense secretary and cia director respectively. neither choice is a shock and neither is likely to have an easy go at the senate confirmation process because you know that's coming up. joining me now with the sin sights on this and the expert e expertise, gloria borger and chief national correspondent john king. in the interest of the new year's resolution to be positive, let's start with the pros, gloria borger. let's go over the list with chuck hagel as the starting point. he's a war hero. and he has two purple hearts from vietnam serving alongside of his brother. each of them saving eac
on "starting point" the president and creative director of just fab, kimora lee simmons will join us. >>> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello happening now. >> missed opportunity with the inauguration speech? sharp reaction to the president's inaugural speech. >>> then a night to remember. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> the first lady stepping out in ravishing red, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- >>> remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. >>> and heads up, a high school
's going to be a spirited confirmation process, but i think it will happen. >> cnn newsroom with carol costello begins now. we'll see everyone else back here tomorrow morning. sorry. next time, charles. good morning, carol. >> good morning. thanks a lot. >>> here's what's happening in the newsroom. a war hero and washington politics. former senator chuck hagel may need the war survival skills as one-time allies rally against his pending nomination as defense secretary. >> my wife is a hero. she protected her kids. she did what she was supposed to do as a responsible, prepared gun owner. >>> a georgia man praising his wife after she fought back against an intruder. gun rights advocates say we told you so. >>> rg3 down and out. the redskins have replaced their franchise quarterback long before his knee buckled? "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin with a new battle, or should i say another battle that's brewing this morning in washington. at the center, former u.s. senator chuck hagel. in four hours, president o
in the "cnn newsroom." how about good news? we've got some. we'll start with that regarding the flu. despite warnings we are facing an em ep dymmek, the situation may be starting to improve. the cdc is releasing new numbers that show high numbers at least declining in parts of the country. but it is still it, under line this still a very dangerous situation with widespread activity now reported in 48 states. the cdc's latest count shows 20 children have died across the country. we'll have a live report. >>> moving on, it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" reporting that cycling superstar lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah winfrey. >> the evidence came out against him, a massive file of evidence came out against him in october. and then in the three months since then, he's been keeping a pretty low profile. and i think he's been deciding what to do about it. he's kind of cornered himself because for many years now, he's strenuously denied these doping allegations and with all the evidence that's come out against hi
chicken with the debt limit. >> reporter: i guess not. christine romans, cnn, new york. >>> hi, everyone. i'm deborah feyerick in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed. a big announcement expected tomorrow in washington. sources tell cnn that president obama is going to cross party lines and announce former republican senator chuck hagel as his nominee for defense secretary. but hagel has critics on capitol hill even among republicans. the question is his past views on several issues, including israel. >> chuck hagel if confirmed to be secretary of defense would be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward the state of israel in our nation's history. >> we'll have more in a few moments. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote
and twitter, cnnbottomline. i'm christine romans. "cnn saturday morning" continues right now. >>> it could be the most stunning confession in cycling history. the real reason lance armstrong is sitting down with oprah. >>> what will the white house decide when it comes to gun control? all morning long we'll put the proposals and pushback in focus. >>> they're the men behind "chicago," "hairspray," and now hollywood's biggest night. our exclusive interview with the producers of the oscars. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. glad you're with us. we begin with lance armstrong and the expected big admission. the "usa today" reports that armstrong will sit down with oprah on monday and spill the beans. he's expected to admit that he used performance enhancing drugs. joining me now is dave shields, author of "the tour." a back about competitive cycling and be the tour de france. dave, good morning. so i guess the question is, what does he have to gain by adm admitting this now if he goes ahead with it? >> i think that probably he's -
's it for me. cnn newsroom continues with don lemon. hey, don. >> you just heard the military's about-face, but you are about to see how women are training to face every soldier's worst nightmare. rolling. the story keeps changing as the twists get more bizarre. who is sat fault in the manti te'o saga? >> chilling new details about a teen's alleged plot targeting wal-mart and now his uncle said -- >> even your owner reporter got several facts wrong. >> intimate new pictures of jfk and his famous family. . >>> welcome. i'm don lemon. game on. the battle over gun control is kicking into high gear. dianne feinstein stood near this wall of guns flanked by police officers as she unveiled a tough bill that would ban assault weapons. the new bill would ban more than 100 specific models of firearms. semi automatic weapons with detachable magazines and high capacity magazines that use more than ten rounds of ammunition. lawmakers say the time to act is now. >> these massacres don't seem to stop. they continue on. columbine, virginia tech, aurora, tucson, oak creek. the common thread in these s
. if the gain is what's expected or more, you could see it catapult to 14,000. >>> "cnn newsroom" starts right now with ashleigh banfield. >> thank you very much, carol costello. nice for having you with us today. hi, everybody, i'm ashleigh banfield. it's 11:00 on the east coast. we've got a very busy hour. we want to start with you in alabama where a 5-year-old, special needs boy is still being held in an underground bunker by an old man whose got a gun. >>> and in washington, at this hour, president obama's pick for defense secretary is on the defensive. you're going to see all of this playing out live. >>> also, deadly storms and springlike tornadoes give way to a deep freeze wild weather from the deep south all the way up to new england. i want to take you to capitol hill now. and a former senator who was loved and admired by colleagues on both sides of the aisle, that was until he was tapped by president obama to head the pentagon. chuck hagel is a little over 90 minutes into a senate confirmation hearing. but he's generally expected to survive. but if you remember that virtual lovefest
>>> welcome back to "cnn newsroom." we're watching the president's nomination of two key national security positions. just moments ago the president nominated chuck hagel, the former republican senator from nebraska to be the next secretary of defense, succeeding leon panetta, and he nominated john brennan, counterterrorism homeland security adviser in the white house to be the next director of the cia, succeeding the acting director, mike morell, who took over in november when john david petraeus stepped down following an extramarital affair with his biographer. the president made it clear he wants the senate to confirm these nominations quickly, especially chuck hagel, because there has been some controversy over the nominee. listen to the president. >> chuck recognizes that american leadership is indispensable in a dangerous world. i saw this in our travels together across the middle east. he understands that america stands strongest when we stand with allies. and with friends. as a successful businessman, he also knows that even as we may tough fiscal choices, we have to do so
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right fox, adversarial left msnbc, and cnn, which is trying to be "the new york times," when nobody wants to see anything non- adversarial. "the times" is a two-section newspaper, a term that "the times" does not like anymore. the editor -- when you use in it, they get a little bit squeamish. some of you i should probably say, one of my sources -- it took a great deal of reading the, and interviews. "the times" is generous in giving me access, letting the interview them. mostly, i got this through approaching them and asking them, and one led to the other. most of the masthead figures in the 1999 -- a good many of them and all the executive editors. i never got to interview him. keller -- jill abramson, keller. the book does have a lot of very good source ing. one time when i spoke somebody -- when i said somebody spoke anonymously. i give them a name and attribution. i say that because i think that is very important in american journalism today. one of the embarrassment of the time is they have often printed articles without adequate sources. the times is partly under siege because
on sandy bill delay. from the philadelphia inquirer. christy, shame on congress. cnn, called it a bomb shell. is that too much dralm ajim? >> well, i mean, it works for christydoesn't it? the governor of new jersey set himself up as a figure looking down with mostly scorn at the democrats and republicans in terms of the middle of the country that feels anti-congress . not all that keen on president obama either it is a pretty good position. >> she - on he does have to run for reelection. >> the decision to delay the vote to make sure the money was well spent. bill kristol defended it. >> it is indefensible and we talk about well spent money, shut down the entire congress. come on, it was a political move and there was a response to a political move that was genuine not only by chris christy but pete king who said the same thing. disaster money should not be politicized. >> the point, justin critics of the bill said it was not all disaster relief. >> let it go to the floor. the speaker had an open vote and he could have done it here and they had the vote to pass it >> media mean seems t
the baton from here with news from international. >> welcome to cnn newsroom. i'm suzanne malveaux. president obama is announcing his new cabinet choices that will shape the future of the u.s. military as well as defense policy and intelligence gathering. the next hour, two more cabinet nominees will be named. former senator chuck hagel for defense secretary and homeland security adviser john brennan for cia director. he has already picked senator john kerry as his nominee for secretary of state. president's choice, chuck hagel for defense secretary already coming under some fire. some republicans point to comments that hagel made back in 2007, that they perceive as anti-jewish. here is how south carolina lindsey graham described the decision to nominate hagel. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president to all of us who are supportive of israel. i don't know what his management experience is regarding the pentagon. little, if any. i think it's an incredibly controversial choice. and it looks like the second term of barack obama is going to be an in-your-face term. >> wa
. >>> "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> standoff, a champion of gun control unveils sweeping new vision that could impact and outrage millions of americans. >>> women will finally get to serve in combat areas but not right away. >>> above the world and well below zero, you think it's cold where you are? the researchers at this observatory say they have the world's worst weather. >>> and soon it will be hard to find a large soda in new york city, but now there's a new argument to keep those giant drinks around. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you so much for being with us, and in just a couple of hours a strict, new gun control plan will be unveiled and brace for a loud outcry from millions of gun owners and their ultrapowerful lobbying group the nra. the latest push coming from senator dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns.
, happy birthday, christine. >> yeah! >> we wrap it up and be back here tomorrow morning of course. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you now everybody. >> hi soledad and happy birthday christine. stories we're watching right now in the newsroom, trapped by rising water, rescuers in maryland struggle to save stranded drivers. the storm system they say killed two in the south. >> reporter: in adairsville you can see to the right of the funnel some of the debris coming up, this is only about a quarter mile from our location here on highway 41 near i-75. >> this same weather system pushing to the northeast. >>> day three of a dangerous standoff, a 5-year-old boy still held hostage in an underground bunker. we're learning new details about the man who took him. neighbors say he's a survivalist with anti-american views. >>> short supply, the gun debate has people across the country looking to stock up, but now one retailer, and that would be walmart, limits how much ammunition they can buy. >>> and the brothers harbaugh have one final score to settle. >> well, you know,
's it for me. i'm brooke baldwin here at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. let's go to wolf blitzer in washington. wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama nominates chuck hagel to run the pentagon. calling him a leader our troops deserve. hagel's critics call him profoundly wrong on national security. also, we have new details about a horrifying night in colorado. a police officer cries as he describes a theater floor slippery with blood. >>> plus, a first look at proposed regulations that have would-be gun owners racing right now to buy guns. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we begin with president obama setting the stage for a new fight here in washington. this time, other the national security team for his second term. the president's nominating the former senator chuck hagel, a republican, for defense secretary, and his counterterrorism adviser john brennan to direct the cia. at least one critic calls the hagel nomination an "in your face" pick. let's bring in our white house corresponde
we talk politics iffer a moment? you guys were longtime fixtures on cnn and you have left cnn. what's next? >> we might -- >> why did you leave cnn? >> what cnn said was they -- cnn said they wanted contributors to be there on set. >> and it makes sense. >> it makes total sense. it's a strategy we can't fulfi l fulfill. >> also in politics there's a notion that the secretary of state is now going to take some time to write a memoir. james york you're close to the clintons. what do you think she might be thinking about as she gets -- leaves the burly and the hurley of politics and being a traveling diplomat? >> i have a hard enough time trying to figure out what my wife is thinking about let alone the secretary of state. i imagine that she is. remember, she had two years of running president which i know is really hard. they tell me being secretary of state is really hard. >> do you think she'll run? >> i'm not saying. let's say this. hyposhe does. >> there's also the governor of louisiana who just announced he'll be at the gridiron. is he a real potential republican candidate? >> he
. newark star, christy rips g.o.p. on sandy bill delay, cnn called it a bombshell. is that too much drama, jim? >> well, i mean, it works for christie, doesn't it? the governor of new jersey has now set himself up as a sort of triangulated figure looking down with mostly scorn at both the democrats and the republicans and in terms of the middle of the country, which feels very anti-congress and is sort of worried about the country's direction as a whole and not all that keen on president obama either, it's a pretty good position to be in. >> jon: he does have to rin for reelection. the decision to delay the vote to make sure that the money was being well-spent, i know bill crystal defended it in the weekly standard, anybody else? >> oh, no, i think it's indefensible. if we're going to start talking about well-spent money you might as well shut down the entire congress. come on, this was clearly a political move. there was a response to a political move that was genuine, not only by chris christie, but by pete king, who said the same thing, disaster money should not be politicized and i th
of for a moment. you guys were long-time fixtures on cnn and you have left cnn. what's next? >> well, we might -- >> why did you leave cnn? >> cnn said they wanted contributors to be there on set. >> it makes sense. >> it makes total sense but it's a strategy we can't fulfill living in new orleans. >> also in politics there's the notion that the secretary of state is now going to take some time to write a memoir. james, you're close to the clintons. tell me what she might be thinking about as she leaves the hurley and burly of politics and being a traveling diplomat. >> i have a hard enough time to thinking about what my own wife is thinking about let alone the secretary of state. i would imagine she is -- she was two years running for president which is really hard. they tell me the secretary of state it's really hard. >> you think so? >> i'm not saying i think so. i hope she does. >> there's the governor of louisiana, is he a real potential republican candidate? >> well, mary was talking about him being in the class last week. >> we have a robust lineup for next go aro
could change everything. matthew chance, cnn, london. >>> elephant poaching, it's the worst it's been in ten years according to the international fund for animal welfare. the group says the illegal trade is now booming in china. just today the "new york times" reports that hong kong custom officials seized a shipment of 779 elephant tusks from kenya worth $1.14 million. back in october a shipment of ivory was confiscated magt it one of the biggest seizures ever in hong kong. >>> he's a producer, a writer, director and he's joins us next. oliver stone, you know his movies, "scarface," "born on the fourth of july," he'll tell us about his documentary on venezuelan president hugo chavez. alka-seltzer. kills heartburn fast. yeehaw! >>> hugo chavez is fighting a severe respiratory infection after cancer surgery in cuba. the president has been a polarized figure since he took office in 1999. one of his key defenders is oliver stone. stone made a documentary in 2010 that portrayed chavez in a positive light. "time" magazine calmed itled ite story. here's some of the scenes. >> joining us fro
. the experience, she tried to correct it and was ignored by cnn and voice of america. every news outlet around the world published the picture. the revolutionaries accused per of trying to steal the symbol of their darling, their hero, a person that was doing so much to mobilize the revolution. then the iranian government came in and said i want you to say that you are still alive and that this never happened and that you would never do that. we will probably charge you with treason and kill you. she talks about how she had to live with the other in her mind. it is always with her. it is not humble, but there's no point in having people in and then talking through it. we got through in a way that any listener could understand. every time i feel that i can take a stranger and make them familiar to the listener, i am really proud of that interview. i wish we had more individuals on the show unless discussion of trends and policies and lawsuits. everything that goes through the media, i have to have very clear at stake so the program does not become a boring, specialist program. people understand
. he has big plans this week, giving shape to his second term. sources tell cnn the president plans to announce tomorrow that he will nominate chuck hagel to be defense secretary. at the same time he is expected to reveal his nomination for cia director. also on the president's agenda, within the next ten days, we expect he will outline his proposals aimed at curbing gun violence. next up, tough words from egypt's leader about syrian president bashar al assad. we'll talk with wolf blitzer about his exclusive interview with president mohamed morsi. well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in
: just in the last several hours it's become known that cnn international the external service of the cnn television network and the "wall street journal" were also victims of similar attacks and the united states government is now putting cyber you will haver inability on its intelligence estimates. apparently this is a big problem. >> it is a big problem and it's amazing how broad a problem it's become. when we started doing these investigations years ago it was primarily aerospace and defense sector. you could almost count on those sectors being targeted. today it would be easier to tell you which sectors aren't being targeted. anything from energy to oil and gas, clean technology, biofuels, law firms and, of course, even media and entertainment. so very broad based attacks. >> reporter: the "new york times" doesn't have the choice of leaving the biggest country on earth and the second biggest economy on earth, does it? but this is a retaliatory attack and even at a time when your paper is expanding into china with a chinese language online edition. >> that's right, well the chinese la
and this morning on cnn, the chair of the gun appreciation day suggested slavery wouldn't have occurred if guns had been available to everyone in america at the time. let's listen to this mularkey. >> i think martin luther king would agree with me, if he were alive today, that if african-americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history. >> what a dumb, dumb nut. joy, you've got to respond. this is not a nut but a dumb nut. slaves didn't come to america as citizens, came in shackles, in the bottom of a ship somewhere if they were lucky to be alive when they got here. the idea they would be armed by anyone. he's obviously patternizing here, trying to act like he cares about the fate of black people and some sort of number he was playing here. who would believe this new larky. >> why is it that every time the far right makes an argument that's insane, they jump on the civil rights movement and slavery and try to latch their argument on to the history of african-americans. >> as if they give a d
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